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Geek Fest!

Geeks, Games & Gadgets . . . . right here this summer!

July 17, 18, 19

According to their website, the “GGG” is a family fun event featuring your favorite highlights from comic conventions, man expo, and the great Kid Escape! GGG boasts a big game room, table gaming room, main event room, kid space and outdoor patio. We plan to fill every square foot of our space with entertainment YOU will be interested in meeting, seeing, participating in and joining along with us!”

GGG main website here.

March 28 – Save the date!

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The date for Spring Fling at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market has been announced already so be sure to get that on your calendar and plan to attend. This is a great family-friendly event, with even more vendors than usual, plus a special children’s area, (often with petting zoo) and special music and special everything. It’s a fun time!

More info will be posted at the Farmers Market main site as it becomes available.

Check here for more info.

More info here and at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Halloween & Fall Festival Listings

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

“Fall Festival”
Calvary Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Trunk or Treat”
Austin Heights Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Trunk – n – Treat”
First Church of God
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing”
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
(old-fashioned neighborhood trick or treating)
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Edible Decorations Workshop for Teens”
Nacogdoches Public Library
October 31
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“Dia de los Muertos Fiesta”
Downtown Nacogdoches / Cole Art Center
November 1st
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Fall Festival (Calvary Baptist)

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Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches will host their Fall Festival on Halloween night starting at 6:00 p.m.

Come one, come all to this family-friendly event at a beautiful church with friendly fabulous people. 🙂

Calvary Baptist Church website here.



Dia de los Muertos

Downtown Nacogdoches will come alive the evening of November 1st to celebrate the “Day of the Dead Fiesta” from 6-9 p.m. Everyone’s invited to attend this great event that has a lot to offer.

Activities will include a costume event, competition for best-decorated alter, food, drinks, live entertainment and prizes. There will also be art available.

This event is hosted by the Cole Art Center, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Main Street program.



Old-Fashioned Trick-or-Treat

Enjoy the traditional trick-or-treat experience at the Ghosts of Millard’s crossing event.

DATE: October 31, 2014
TIME: 6-8 p.m.
COST: $5 for adults and $3 for children.

This event is intended for children ages 12 and younger.

Activities include face painting, cupcake walk, hay ride, train ride, music and so much more!



The Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing event is a great way to step back in time and remember the concept of a neighborhood, where children could play on their own safely, because all the adults were keeping an eye out for everyone. At this event, the feeling is much the same, as children & their families can stroll at their own pace throughout the village, stopping off at each house one by one, to hear a “ghost” tell a short story or part of history from their life.

The “ghosts” are simply regular people with white face paint and they are not scary to most children.

The headless horseman comes racing through the town on his horse about every 20 minutes and that can indeed be quite thrilling but perhaps could be a bit alarming to little ones, so be prepared for this, just in case.

At each house or other building, there is candy available, and young children will have a traditional and exciting trick-or-treat night.

This is a really great event and if you have not attended in the past, give it a try.
Highly recommended!

(And, it sure beats the heck out of driving all over town to trick-or-treat at houses where you know people.)

Holiday in the Pines 2014

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More than 60 different vendors will be available in one location at the Holiday in the Pines event hosted by Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

Dates: November 20-22, 2014

Location: at the new Nacogdoches Civic Center

Come get your holiday shopping taken care of early in the season and then sit back and relax for the rest of the year. Profits from this event are returned to the local community in the form of grants to non-profit organizations throughout the county, so your help really does help our community stay strong and grow.

For all the details, please visit the Holiday in the Pines main website here.



Fall Fling at Farmers Market

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Click here to find printable version of poster.

September 20, 2014 (Saturday) will be the annual Fall Fling hosted by the Nacogdoches Farmers Market.

This fabulous event is free (with shopping opportunities available) and includes great entertainment for all ages.

Musical acts include the young violinists, the Rhythm Rockers cloggers, Cindy Grayson, Emily Williams, El Camino Real and Miki Lynn.

There will also be free music lessons, a petting zoo, and so much more.

The children’s activity area will be open from 9 am to 1 pm.

The Nacogdoches Farmers Market is one of the best and most exciting markets in the state. You can get almost everything you need or want at the market, including fresh groceries, fruits, vegetables, eggs, candles, baked goods, bread, cheese, flowers, herbs, spices, honey, baby items, furniture, jewelry, dishes, home furnishings, meat, cornmeal, soap and so much more.

Visit the Nacogdoches Farmers Market online HERE and tell them you saw it at Shangriladoches!

Boots & Brew 2014 – tickets now on sale

A fun new festival is coming to town, and downtown Nac is expected to be filled with locals, visitors and guests who enjoy Boots & Brew (which I will say does sound fun!) on September 27, 2014.

Live music will be provided by the Dirty River Boys band from Austin, at 7:00 p.m.

Other events included in the ticket price are a wine & pilsner tasting souvenir glass, tasty wine & beer samples, and discussions with Collin Klingemann from the St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston.

Numerous vendors will also be at the festival ready to help you find just the perfect item for yourself or for early holiday gift purchases.

The Boots & Brew festival has a Facebook page to Like so you can keep updated with any last-minute information. Visit them here: Boots & Brew

You’ll want to be sure to get your tickets early, as this is a limited-attendee festival and only 600 tickets are available. You can pick up your tickets ($35) at the Liberty Bell wine bar & pub in downtown Nacogdoches.

For more info, contact Nacogdoches Main Street at 936-559-2573 or email at obriens@ct.nacogdoches.tx.us